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At least two people were killed and several others were wounded by counterprotesters at the Tennessee Statehouse on Tuesday evening, when about 150 white supremacists and anti-racists converged on the building to confront the president-elect.
A video posted by The Washington Post on Wednesday morning showed people of all races and ethnicities congregating in the halls of the building, including a white woman holding a sign reading, “I’m a white person, too.”
People in the crowd then began chanting anti-white slurs.
“It was like a civil rights march,” a woman who was at the rally told the Post.
“People were yelling, ‘This is the rally, Trump!’
It was like people were being beaten.
It was terrifying.”
At least one person was arrested at the scene for disorderly conduct.
A few dozen other protesters gathered at the event, some wearing masks, while others wore masks to conceal their identities.
One woman wearing a black mask and carrying a sign that read “Black Lives Matter” was punched in the face by an anti Trump protester who then hit her in the head with a metal pole, according to the Post, and another man was pepper sprayed.
One protester was arrested for felony assault, according the Post and other outlets.
The man who pepper sprayed the woman in the video told police he was trying to protect the woman and not to “disrupt her peaceful protest.”
Police released the man, who was identified as 19-year-old Joshua C. Houser, to the Nashville Police Department after the incident.
HOUSER, who has not been charged with any crime, told police in a police statement that he was “just trying to be a good person” and was “being arrested for an alleged crime against a protester.”
He said he was not physically hurt and was merely “being a bystander” to protect others.
HUSKER was wearing a mask when he was arrested, the Post reported.
He was booked into the Clark County Jail on Wednesday afternoon, where he is being held on $10,000 bond.
He is expected to appear in court on July 27.
A police spokeswoman told ABC News that the incident took place in the lobby of the Capitol building, but she would not comment further because the case is still being investigated.
A Facebook page calling for the arrest of white supremacists has been set up.
On Wednesday, an online petition calling for Housers arrest has garnered nearly 3,000 signatures.
The group, called “Trump supporters arrested in Tennessee” has also attracted hundreds of supporters and supporters have been joining it, the post said.
The post includes pictures of people holding signs saying “Trump, Trump, Trump” and “#TakeDownTheTrumpRally.”
On Wednesday morning, the Washington Post published a story that said the “Trump rally” that happened in Nashville had taken place in a park.
“The event that took place was a small rally, according a person who attended the event who spoke on condition of anonymity because the event was still under investigation,” the Post said.
“A large group of people marched from the Capitol grounds toward the park.
The march was stopped by police about three blocks away.
Some of the officers reportedly used their Tasers on a handful of people.” “
Several of the protesters, including several women and men, were seen on video shouting anti-Semitic, anti-Black, anti Trump, and anti police slurs at a number of officers, who responded with pepper spray and a taser.
Some of the officers reportedly used their Tasers on a handful of people.”
A spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol said that the department was investigating the incident, according.
At the rally that took the lives of a man and a woman and injured others, anti anti-fascists used pepper spray on several protesters who were trying to stop them.
They reportedly attacked several of